CT's blackfish season opened up with a bang on Wednesday with Tommy Lemire landing this "Togzilla" of 14.75-pounds! Photo/Rivers End Tackle.

The folks at River’s End Tackle in Old Saybrook filed this report of recent action in the Sound:

Striped Bass: It’s forecast for a strong northwest blow today into tonight, and it’s a good chance that might start the bunker moving out into open water. This should put the bass back on the reefs. They’ve been good on Long Sand Shoal, hitting eels even during daylight. The lower Connecticut River has also been giving up some decent sized bass mostly on bunker, by the way the bunker schools were thick this morning.

The Rhode Island beaches have been good to very good this week with action centering on the breachways and adjacent rocks.

Montauk has been on and off from the beach with smaller schoolies than the previous week. Reports from the Block Island shore were not good last week.

Bluefish: The mouth of the Connecticut River is good but a few less reports this week. This am they were still harassing the bunker.

Fluke: Season ends on October 15.

Our Fluke Contest started May 15. This is a 3-shop contest between River’s End, Hillyers and the Fish Connection. Top prize will be $1000 and you can enter or weigh in at any of the shops. This year we will award 5 places. We will also weigh in fluke for Fishin’ Factory III in Middletown.

Standings as of 10/5

  • 1st Aaron Reneson 13.55 pounds
  • 2nd Derryl Moss 12.40 pounds
  • 3rd Andrew Ferrara 11.30 pounds
  • 4th Joe Juliano 10.70 pounds
  • 5th Hank Lomas 10.20 pounds

Porgies: It’s definitely slowed down but not over.

Blackfish: Season opened on the 10th. Reports on opening day were good. We weighed in a 14.75-pound tog for Tom Lemire, caught it in 6′ of water.

  • Our Blackfish Contest is open for registration. 
  • It’s a 4-shop contest. 
  • You can enter here, Hillyers, Fish Connection or Fishin’ Factory II.

False Albacore: Still a strong week from Pt. Judith to Montauk. Haven’t heard from the Gut and Sluiceway, might be good and we haven’t heard. We have had good reports from Watch Hill, Fishers and Montauk.

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